Comment: "Support" is the definition of "endorse".

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"Support" is the definition of "endorse".

Not taking a stand for or against Rand here, but I'm not sure why you are trying to make some kind of distinction between "support" and "endorse" like they mean something altogether different, when they are essentially the same thing.

Definition of ENDORSE
2a: to approve openly ; especially: to express support or approval of publicly and definitely
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http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/endorse?show=0&t=1...

en·dorse
/enˈdôrs/
Verb
1.Declare one's public approval or support of.
2.Recommend (a product) in an advertisement.
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http://www.google.com/search?q=endorse+definition&rls=com.mi...

Main Entry: endorse  [en-dawrs]
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: support, authorize
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http://thesaurus.com/browse/endorse